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Dining out in Barbados, Where to Eat, Best Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife


Daphnes Restaurant, Barbados

Dining in Barbados and enjoying a great meal on the island is never a problem, whether you want fine, upscale dining in order to celebrate a special occasion, or something local and very casual. You will find virtually every type of cuisine on Barbados.

Although most west coast private villas include a dedicated cook, you may wish to experience some of Barbados' world class restaurants as well as local fish frys and beach barbeques.

BarbadosBarbados.com is happy to provide you with our personal choices and recommendations for dining out and where to eat in Barbados. We are intimately familiar with each restaurant we have listed and can usually get you the best table and last minute restaurant reservations even if you are not a member of an exclusive expensive concierge club!  We know the best restaurants , which restaurants are hot at the moment and which restaurants are living off of yesterday's accolades.

Champers, Rockley, Christ Church

Browse our directory of recommended Barbados restaurants, and see sample menus from each restaurant.  Find a great place to eat in Barbados, whether it is waterfront dining, delicious seafood, local Bajan or Caribbean cuisine.

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Apsara Restaurant, St Lawrence Gap, Barbados Apsara Samudra is Barbados’ only North Indian and Thai fine dining restaurant. Known for its delicious authentic cuisine prepared by sub-continental Indian and Thailand-born chefs. Details
Bombas Beach Bar, St Peter, Barbados The original Bombas Beach Bar has resurfaced and is now located at Road View in St Peter, just north of Mullins Beach. Bombas is good fun and is the perfect spot to spend a lazy day. You are sure to be greeted with a huge smile by the ever present Wayne (Alleyne), the owner. Details
Cafe Luna Barbados Restaurant Located on the rooftop terrace of Little Arches Hotel, Cafe Luna is an open air, terracotta terrace restaurant run by Canadian Executive Chef and owner, Mark DeGrunchy, or Moo as he is better known. Details
Cariba Restaurant Cariba offers modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist. Sophisticated and unique plate presentation using seasonal local ingredients that result in outstanding food quality. Details
Champers Barbados This popular south coast restaurant and wine bar is located on the water's edge overlooking Rockley Beach and is always a lively choice for food and drinks. A favourite amongst locals and visitors, Champers offers superb service and delicious fare at affordable prices. Details
Cin Cin by the Sea, Barbados restaurant.jpg This year's best news for foodies is that Larry Rogers of "Olives" and "La Terra" is back on the West Coast. Larry and his wife Michelle have opened "Cin Cin", a refeshingly contemporary, elegant new restaurant that offers alfresco dining with sweeping views of the Caribbean sea. Details
Cuttters Cutters Bajan Deli is a fun place to be and is owned and operated by Roger Goddard, a Barbadian who lived in San Francisco for many years. Details
Daphnes Restaurant North Shore Barbados Located on the West Coast, just 20 minutes from Bridgetown, Daphne's is one of the top restaurants in Barbados as the sister to the famous Daphne's of Chelsea in London. The menu is classic Italian style, but reinvented for contemporary taste and needs. Details
Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge, Holetown, St James, Barbados

"Drift” Ocean Terrace Lounge overlooks the beautiful west coast of Barbados. 
Located next to The Beach House Restaurant in Holetown, "Drift" exudes sophistication and comfort in a seductive setting, welcoming those looking to enjoy a drink in the ideal atmosphere to unwind or celebrate.

Elbow Room Barbados The Elbow Room located in Second Street, Holetown, is not only a lively bar but offers you a unique and fun experience of stonegrill dining.  A stone heated to 700 degrees F arrives at your table with a choice of meat, pork, chicken, fish or shrimp, with an accompaniment of local vegetables, rice or garlic mashed potatoes. Details
Ju Ju's is a very casual beach bar serving local food and ice cold beverages. Here you can rent umbrellas and loungers and spend the entire day relaxing and soaking up the sun's rays.  Details
Jumas Restaurant, Speightstown, Barbados Juma's Restaurant is an ocean front restaurant located in the quaint and historic town of Speightstown. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the eclectic menu offers classic French, Bajan and Thai cuisine. All tables have a sea view. 

Lancaster Great House, Barbados Emerge yourself into a world of its own and experience the finest Barbados has to offer with John and Rain Chandler at Lancaster Great House. Featuring their famous Planters Buffet lunch on Thursdays and Sundays, and now "Mr Chandler's Dinner Party" on Fridays. Details
Lemongrass-barbados.jpg At Lemongrass you will find great food served in a cool, relaxed environment. Serving South-East Asian inspired dishes daily for lunch and dinner, Lemongrass's menu is inspired by Thai street food stalls, using only the freshest ingredients that Barbados has to offer. Details
The Lime Bar at Limegrove The Limegrove Bar has become the premier bar on the west coast of Barbados. Located in the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown, the Lime Bar is the perfect location to mingle and meet up with friends for a drink. Details
Little Bristol Beach Bar, Speightstown, Barbados Little Bristol Beach Bar opened up in Speightstown in July 2015. Owned by Rory and Jason of the very successful Mullins Beach Bar, Little Bristol Beach Bar will offer the same casual and fun atmosphere.  Details
Lobster Alive, Barbados Lobster Alive's big Caribbean spiny lobster is caught by scuba divers in the nearby Grenadine Islands and flown in "alive" by Art on his private plane. 

Lobster Alive is very casual, located on Carlisle Beach, next to the Boatyard, and is very entertaining for kids.  Choose your lobster from the tank and have it cooked fresh to order. 

Luigis, Barbados Luigi's Restaurant has been serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1963. Now under the new ownership of Davide Chiesa, Luigi's family style, open atmosphere offers very affordable and delicious food. The servers are exceptionally friendly and efficient. Buon Appetito! Details
Mama Miami Deli, Barbados Mama Mia is a casual bistro with an authentic Italian menu and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose between the delicious grilled panini, made from the best Italian meats and cheeses imported straight from Italy, or the freshly prepared classic Italian dishes. For a lighter option, you can select from te largest variety of salads and salad toppings. Details
For true Bajan cooking, Merton's Fish Fry in the middle of a fishing village at Half Moon Fort, St Lucy is the place to be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Serving fresh fish, chicken, and pork cooked over a wood burning grill, along with a variety of local vegetables and Bajan dishes, Merton's attracts customers from every walk of life. Details
Mullins Beach Bar, St Peter, Barbados

Rory Rodger and Jason Hyndman, formerly the driving force and operators for over a decade at The Lone Star Restaurant, have taken over the Mullins Restaurant & Beach Bar. With a nod to its original reputation as Barbados's premier west coast beach bar, the new Mullins Beach Bar & Grill far less formal and has taken on a true beach bar ambiance, equipped with 60" flat screen TVs for watching sports. The all-day dining menu will be available from 10am until 7:30pm each day.

Naru Restaurant & Lounge Chef Barry Taylor (Restaurant at South Sea) has created an innovative menu with a unique blend of Caribbean cuisine, Asian techniques, Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes.  Created with sharing in mind, each item is served as an individual portion designed for the purpose of indulging in various dishes. Details
Nishi Restaurant Barbados
With new ownership in place, Chef Paul Edwards of Formula One fame has transformed Nishi into what  Advisor calls the #10 Restaurant Caribbean wide. Nishi offers a diverse menu with a mixture of Asian and Caribbean dishes.
Oistins Fish Fry, Barbados Wood fueled grills fill the air with incredible aromas of Bajan seasoned red snapper, flying fish, dolphin, swordfish, barracuda. Sides of breadfruit, peas and rice, macaroni pie compliment the casual, picnic table style dining where communal tables are the norm. Details
Orange Street Grocer The newest addition to Speightstown is the Orange Street Grocer, a big city, quality bistro sat on a promenade overlooking the tranquil Caribbean Sea. Details

Patisserie Flindt is Barbados' version of a French bistro. It is owned and energetically operated by world renowned chef, Carsten Flindt (fondly known as Chips) and his wife Zoe.

Carsten creates the most amazing, mouth watering cakes and pastries that are so artistic you don't want to touch them.

Paolos Churrasco do Brasil, Barbados A Churrascaria or "Brazilian steakhouse", specialises in open-fire cooking, a technique that dates back three centuries and features a continuous parade of meats that are brought to your table for a delectable feast. Details
Primo Bar and Bistro, St Lawrence Gap, Barbados PRIMO Bar & Bistro (formerly Pisces Restaurant) is now open a features a relaxed and unique setting.  Details
Scarlet dining This fabulous hot spot isn't on the beach; in fact, there's not a palm tree in sight. Low key lounging and contemporary dining and in an upmarket setting - this is Scarlet, the latest night-spot in Barbados.  Details
Spago, Settlers Beach, Barbados Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a casual and relaxing setting in the heart of Holetown.  With two locations to choose from, either in Second Street or their ocean front setting at Settlers Beach Hotel. Details
Surfers Cafe in Oistins, Barbados Surfer's Cafe is a casual, laid back cafe/beach bar in Oistins, overlooking Oistins Bay. This little hideaway is open daily from 8:30am, and offers mouth watering menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Details
Surfside Beach Bar, Holetown, Barbados A very casual local beach bar and restaurant located right on the beach in Holetown, tucked away behind the Post Office and Police Station. Details
Tapas Restaurant Popular south coast restaurant located right on the water in Hastings, alongside the new boardwalk.  With glass, pickled wood, mirrors and wide open wall-windows to the sea gives Tapas an airy, spacious feel. Details
The Atlantis Hotel The Atlantis Hotel in Tent Bay, St Joseph, was one of the first and only hotels on the East Coast of Barbados.  It was a popular stop once the railway was completed in 1883.  The property changed hands several times over the years and on December 7th 2009 the Atlantis Hotel reopened under the ownership of Andrew and Patricia Warden of Little Good Harbour and The Fish Pot. Details
The Beach House, Holetown

Enjoy dining in a fabulous beach front setting in the middle of Holetown, whether it be for a cup of coffee, lunch, sunset cocktails or dinner.

The daytime menu appeals to hungry and well as healthy eaters. Choose from the a la carte menu or the Caribbean Lunch Buffet featuring true West Indian dishes.

The Cliff Beach Bar, Barbados The internationally renowned Cliff Restaurant has opened The Cliff Beach Club next door. Considerably more casual and certainly less formal, the atmosphere and setting is no less stunning.  Details
_0The Cliff.jpg Set atop a dramatic cliff overlooking the sea below, The Cliff is the number one restaurant destination for that very special dinner or celebration.  Voted one of the top 50 restaurants in the World, the talented Chef Paul Owens has won the praise of foodies from New York to London.  Details
The Fish Pot Restaurant, Barbados The Fish Pot restaurant is on the site of what was once a 17th Century fort, and is situated next to a quiet fishing village in St Lucy.  The views from the restaurant are among the best in Barbados. Owner, Andrew Warden and his wife Patricia have applied their exquisite personal taste to the decor creating a casual, truly tropical atmosphere. Details
Lone Star Restaurant, St James, Barbados The Lone Star Restaurant has undergone a magnificent refurbishment, but while the remodeling has created a new frame, the atmosphere is the same and the beachfront setting and view is still one of the most stunning pictures.  Details
_3mews.jpg The Mews is located on the northern edge of Holetown known locally as First and Second Street - a horseshoe shaped configuration of bars and restaurants. Details
The Roti Den, Paynes Bay, St James, Barbados Stop by the Roti Den in Paynes Bay for a casual and quick bite to eat, or take away. Offering authentic West Indian cuisine with spicy curry flavours and an emphasis on rotis.


The Tides Restaurant is hands down one of the best, if not the best, restaurants on the island. 

Once you pass through the open air courtyard and are seated at your table, steps away from the sea, you know you have entered a special place. Details
Waterfront Cafe, Bridgetown, Barbados A popular stop for lunch and a cool beverage after shopping in Bridgetown.  The Waterfront Cafe sits on the edge of the Careenage, in the middle of Bridgetown and is a great spot to watch the world go by. Details
Zaccios Located in Holetown, right on the beach, Zaccios offers casual dining for lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.

Parents can relax while the kids play on the beach. Details
Zen Restaurant Experience the world of Zen...a restaurant that offers authentic Thai and Japanese delicacies in a spectacular cliff-top setting with a majestic view of the renowned Crane Beach. Details
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